A new synthetic route to clavilactone B, a naturally occurring inhibitor of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase, is disclosed. The route features a sequential samarium-mediated radical cyclization-fragmentation of an indanone derivative, which provides rapid access to a 10-membered carbocyclic motif fused to an aromatic ring.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry